04.23 | Women.Born.Before

23 apr 1867 Susan Louise Cotton Marsh.jpg
Susan Louise Cotton Marsh (23 apr 1867 – 21 sep 1946 | Troy IN – St Louis MO) author, activist, biographer, children’s advocate, Poet Laureate of Missouri, children’s guardianship legislative proponent | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
23 apr 1875 Tillie Anderson
Tillie Anderson (23 apr 1875 – 29 apr 1965 | Skåne, Sweden – Detroit Lakes MN) Swedish-American, cyclist, seamstress, undisputed ladies’ cycling champion of the world, women’s cycling activist, advocate for bicycle paths in Chicago City Parks | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Miriam Dorothy [Isadora] Newman (23 apr 1878 – 1955 | New Orleans LA – New Orleans LA) poet, artist, writer, playwright, storyteller, philanthropist

Gertrude Homan Thanhouser (23 apr 1882 – 29 may 1951 | Beauvoir MS – New York NY) actress, film editor, screenwriter, studio executive, film company co-founder

Mary Jane Carr (23 apr 1895 – 04 jan 1988 | Portland OR – Portland OR) children’s poet, author, novelist, journalist, biographer, playwright

Alice DeLamar (23 apr 1895 – 31 aug 1983 | New York NY – Norwalk CT) lesbian, heiress, arts patron, philanthropist, gallery owner, up-and-coming artist promoter

Elizabeth [Lee] Miller, Lady Penrose (23 apr 1907 – 21 jul 1977 | Poughkeepsie NY – Chiddingly UK) surrealist, photographer, photojournalist, WWII war correspondent

Lucille Hardy Price (23 apr 1909 – 08 oct 1986 | Texas US – Burbank CA) letter correspondent, family legal rights activist, deceased celebrity rights advocate

Juana de Dios [Diosa] Costello (23 apr 1913 – 20 jun 2013 | Guayama, Puerto Rico – Hollywood FL) entertainer, performer, producer, club owner, aka The Latin Bombshell

Dorian Elizabeth Leigh Parker (23 apr 1917 – 07 jul 2008 | San Antonio TX – Falls Church VA) autobiographical author, one of first US supermodels, founded first legal French modeling agency

Margaret Avison (23 apr 1918 – 31 jul 2007 | Galt, Ontario – Toronto, Ontario) poet

Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel (23 apr 1922 – 24 jun 1995 | Belle Plaine IA – Los Angeles CA) poet, artist, actress, occultist, esotericist, member of Thelema group, known by mononym Cameron, founded multi-racial occult group The Children

Elizabeth [Bette] Ruth Stadler Wallace (23 apr 1924 – 04 dec 2016 |  Taylor Creek MT – Mountain View CA) pharmacist, travel agent, world traveler, philanthropist, WWII US Army civilian worker

Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa (23 apr 1926 – Honolulu, Oahu) rancher, aka Kekau, lesbian, princess, equestrian, philanthropist, House of Kawānanakoa member

Shirley Temple Black (23 apr 1928 – 10 feb 2014 | Santa Monica CA – Woodside CA) child star actress, tv / radio show host, political activist, American UN delegate, US Ambassador

Annie J. Easley (23 apr 1933 – 25 jun 2011 | Birmingham AL – Cleveland OH) writer, mathematician, rocket scientist, computer scientist, one of first African-Americans to work as NASA computer scientist

Dorothy Sue Hill (23 apr 1939 – Dry Creek LA) rancher, politician, retired educator

Elizabeth Walton Vercoe (23 apr 1941 – Washington DC) composer, feminist, music educator, multi-instrumentalist

Stephanie Rose (23 apr 1943 – New York NY) art professor, dramatic non-narrative abstract painter, Visiting Artist / Lecturer / Guest Critic at various universities

Tina Yvonne Andrews (23 apr 1951 – Chicago IL) author, actress, playwright, producer, screenwriter

Ann Marie Fudge (23 apr 1951 – Washington DC) corporate executive, for-profit / non-profit board member, former CEO / chair of Young & Rubicam Brands

Chris Hegedus (23 apr 1952 – US) documentary filmmaker, co-founding partner of Pennebaker Hegedus Films

Carol Foley McConkie (23 apr 1952 – Spokane WA) former / first counselor in the general presidency of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS Church]

Alice Persons (23 apr 1952 – Waltham MA) poet, poetry judge, guest editor, co-founded Moon Pie Press

Caroline Thompson (23 apr 1956 – Washington DC) novelist, producer, director, screenwriter

Peggy Phelan (23 apr 1959 – New York NY) author, feminist scholar, focus on performance as a live event, founding member of Performance Studies International

Marisa Silver (23 apr 1960 – Shaker Heights OH) author, director, screenwriter, short story writer

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04.22 | Women.Born.Before

22 apr 1839 Olive Logan
Olive Logan (22 apr 1839 – 27 apr 1909 | Elmira NY – Banstead UK) author, actress, lecturer, suffragist | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
22 apr 1845 Ursula Newell Gestefeld
Ursula Newell Gestefeld (22 apr 1845 – 22 oct 1921 | Augusta ME – Chicago IL) Christian Scientist, New Thought author, women’s press founder | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
22 apr 1857 Henrietta McCormick-Goodhart
Henrietta McCormick Goodhart (22 apr 1857 – 1932 | Chicago IL – Langley Park MD) heiress, memoirist, managed McCormick-Goodhart Mansion on Langley Park Estate | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
22 apr 1873 Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow (22 apr 1873 – 21 nov 1945 | Richmond VA – Richmond VA) poet, novelist, short story writer, Pulitzer Prize laureate, autobiographical author | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Laura Gilpin (22 apr 1891 – 30 nov 1979 | Austin Bluffs CO – Santa Fe NM) Pictorialist, photographer, focus on Native American images

Vera Huppe Maxwell (22 apr 1901 – 15 jan 1995 | New York NY – ) Swiss-American fashion designer

Dorothy Lehman Berhard (22 apr 1903 – 06 mar 1969 | New York NY – New York NY) civic leader, foster parent, philanthropist, child welfare activist, patron of arts

Ruby Altizer Roberts (22 apr 1907 – 24 may 2004 | Alum Ridge VA – Christiansburg VA) editor, memoirist, publisher, children’s book author, first / only female Poet Laureate of Virginia

Dorothy [Dot] Robinson (22 apr 1912 – 08 oct 1999 | Melbourne, Australia – US) aka First Lady of Motorcycling, founding president of Motor Maids,

Ernestine Story Carr (22 apr 1920 – 06 oct 2013 | Wylie TX – Austin TX) artist, teacher, gardener, birdwatcher, watercolorist, political family member

Paula Fox (22 apr 1923 – 01 mar 2017 | New York NY – Brooklyn NY) memoirist, children’s / adult novelist

Charlotte Rae Lubotsky (22 apr 1926 – 05 aug 2018 | Milwaukee WI – Los Angeles CA) singer, dancer, comedian, memoirist, character actress

Sylvia Lewis (22 apr 1931 – York PA) actress, dancer, choreographer

Ruth Burnett Love-Holloway (22 apr 1935 – Lawton OK) author, educator, education administrator, first African-American female superintendent Chicago Public Schools

Bhama Srinivasan (22 apr 1935 – Madras, India) author, professor, Indian-American,  mathematician, pure mathematical researcher

Patricia Goldman-Rakic (22 apr 1937 – 31 jul 2003 | Salem MA – Hamden CT) author, researcher, neurobiologist, focus on frontal lobe / cellular basis of working memory

Beverly Johnson (22 apr 1942 – 03 apr 1994 | Annapolis MD – Ruby Mountains NV) rock climber, adventurer, documentary filmmaker

Eileen Christelow (22 apr 1943 – Washington DC) photographer, graphic designer, children’s book author / illustrator

Janet Schneider (22 apr 1943 – South River NJ) mystery / romance novelist, pen names: Steffie Hall and Janet Evanovich

Louise Elisabeth Gluck (22 apr 1943 – New York NY) poet, Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress

April Ulring Larson (22 apr 1950 – Decorah IA) pastor, first elected female Bishop of Evangelical Lutheran Church in American [ELCA]

Kathryn Ellen Lilley (22 apr 1956 – Washington DC) former broadcast journalist, contract Nancy Drew mystery writer, aka Carolyn Keene

Susan Meier (22 apr 1956 – Pennsylvania US) romance novelist, workshop speaker

Amy L. Banse (22 apr 1959 – San Francisco CA) business executive, Managing Director / Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures, Senior Vice President of Comcast Corporation, serves on the Board of Directors at Adobe Systems and Clorox

04.21 | Women.Born.Before

21 apr 1829 Abigail [Abby] Williams May
Abigail [Abby] Williams May (21 apr 1829 – 30 nov 1888 | Boston MA – Boston MA) physician, social reformer, abolition / women’s / education activist, New England School Suffrage leader | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
21 apr 1830 Mary Ann Brayton Woodbridge
Mary Ann Brayton Woodbridge (21 apr 1830 – 25 oct 1894 | Nantucket MA – Chicago IL) weekly news editor, temperance reformer, local / state / national leader of National Women’s Christian Temperance Union | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
21 apr 1838 Charlotte Emerson Brown
Charlotte Emerson Brown (21 apr 1838 – 04 feb 1895 | Andover MA – East Orange NJ) club woman, co-founder / first president General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
21 apr 1840 Cora Linn Veronica Richmond
Cora Linn Veronica Richmond (21 apr 1840 – 03 jan 1923 | Cuba NY – Chicago IL) author, medium, Spiritualist, trance lecturer, co-founded National Spiritualist Association of Churches |  women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Belle Case La Follette (21 apr 1859 – 18 aug 1831 | Summit WI – Washington DC) author, attorney, suffragist, peace movement activist

Mira Hinsdale Hall (21 apr 1863 – 25 aug 1937 | Leroy NY – York Harbor ME) educator, founded Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield MA, one of first public institutions for higher education of young women

Georgia Elma Harkness (21 apr 1891 – 21 aug 1974 | Harkness NY – Claremont CA) author, professor, Methodist theologian, ministry of arts / poetry advocate

Geraldine Pratt May (21 apr 1895 – 02 nov 1997 | Albany NY – Menlo Park CA) social worker, first WAF director, first female Air Force full colonel

Anneliese Gutkind Bulling (21 apr 1900 – 09 feb 2004 | Ellwürden, Germany – Philadelphia PA) German-American author, art historian, Chinese art / architecture specialist

Sanora Babb (21 apr 1907 – 31 dec 2005 | Red Rock OK – Hollywood Hills CA) poet, novelist, literary editor

Dorothy Dodds Baker (21 apr 1907 – 17 jun 1968 | Missoula MT – Terra Bella CA) novelist, playwright, scriptwriter

Eve Cohen Arnold (21 apr 1912 – 04 jan 2012 | Philadelphia PA – London UK) author, photographer, photojournalist

Marion Jessie Mainwaring (21 apr 1922 – 12 dec 2015 | Massachusetts – Framingham MA) critic, author, translator

Elaine Iva Berlin May (21 apr 1932 – Philadelphia PA) actress, comedian, film director, screenwriter

Helen Prejean (21 apr 1939 – Baton Rouge LA) author, social activist, Catholic religious sister, capital punishment opponent

Helen Giddings (21 apr 1945 – Texas US) state politician, entrepreneur, community leader

Barbara Lynne Tidswell Park (21 apr 1947 – 15 nov 2013 | Mount Holly Township NJ – Scottsdale AZ) children’s book author

Eleanor Joanne Daley (21 apr 1955 – Parry Sound, Ontario) choir director, accompanist, choral clinician, composer of choral and church music

Camille Engel (21 apr 1955 – Tulsa OK) self-taught realist painter, known for detailed portraits of birds, focus on still lifes / figuratives / landscapes / trompe-l’oeils / fruits and flowers / animal portraits

Maralou Eve De Nicholas (21 april 1956 – Beverly Hills CA) author, advanced transportation researcher

Kathleen M. Boozang (21 apr 1959 – Galveston TX) author,  attorney, essayist, professor / dean of law at Seton Hall

Jeannette Walls (21 apr 1960 – Phoenix AZ) novelist, journalist, gossip columnist

Sunita S. Mukhi (21 apr 1960 – Philippines) US educator, choreographer, cultural advocate, performance artist, member South Asian Women’s Creative Collective

04.20 | Women.Born.Before

20 apr 1795 Cynthia Farrar
Cynthia Farrar (20 apr 1795 – 25 jan 1862 | Marlborough NH – Ahmednagar, India) educator, pioneering single American female foreign missionary in India | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
20 apr 1862 Matilda Vanderpoel
Matilda Vanderpoel (20 apr 1862 – 21 oct 1950 | Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands – Chicago IL) artist, social activist, portrait / landscape painter, Dutch-born American, teacher at Colorado Chautauqua, co-founded Blue Bird Cottage / Blue Bird Lodge / Holiday House Association ‘to conserve the health of tired working women’ | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
20 apr 1863 Helen Dortch Longstreet
Helen Dortch Longstreet (20 apr 1863 – 03 may 1963 | Carnesville GA – Milledgeville GA) postmistress, aka The Fighting Lady, Confederate memorialist, civil rights activist, environmental preservationist | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
20 apr 1869 Mary Agnes Meara Chase
Mary Agnes Meara Chase (20 apr 1869 – 24 sep 1963 | Iroquois County IL – Bethesda MD) author, botanist, feminist, typesetter, illustrator, proofreader, grasses specialist, women’s activist | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Carmelita Chase Hinton (20 apr 1890 – 16 jan 1983 | Omaha NE – Concord MA) farmer, gardener, visionary, adventurer, progressive educator, founding director of The Putney School in Putney, Vermont

Caresse [Polly] Crosby (20 apr 1891 – 24 jan 1970 | New Rochelle NY – Rome, Italy) poet, publisher, ghost writer, avant-garde arts / literary figure, born Mary Phelps Jacob, founded Women Against War, invented / patented modern brassiere

Caroline Beaumont Zachry (20 apr 1894 – 22 feb 1945 | New York NY – New York NY) author, educational psychologist

Lyde Miller Roberts Marland (20 apr 1900 – 25 jul 1987 | Flourtown PA – Ponca City OK) socialite, folk figure, patron of arts, First Lady of Oklahoma

Elizabeth Blake Goudie (20 apr 1902 – 10 jun 1982 | Mud Lake, Labrador – Happy Valley, Labrador) cook, author, memoirist

Margery Kimball Clifford (20 apr 1908 – 14 apr 2000 | St Louis MO – Bethesda MD) cookbook author

Margaret [Maggie] Rockwell Finch (20 apr 1921 – 14 jan 2018 | Cape May NJ – Portland ME) poet, artist, co-president of Maine Poets Society, president of National Institute of American Doll Artists

Ruth Ashton Taylor (20 apr 1922 – Long Beach CA) tv / radio newscaster, first female television newscaster in Los Angeles CA and on the West Coast

Joyce Grill (20 apr 1936 – US) teacher, composer, conductor

Marcia Angell (20 apr 1939 – Knoxville TN) author, physician, medical writer, Senior Lecturer in Global Health / Social Medicine at Harvard, first female editor-in-chief New England Journal of Medicine

Avis Thayer Bohlen (20 apr 1940 – Bryn Mawr PA) US Diplomat, member Council on Foreign Relations and American Academy of Diplomacy

Blanche Wiesen Cook (20 apr 1941 – New York NY) biographer, Distinguished Professor of History, authored controversial biography of Eleanor Roosevelt

Grace Coddington (20 apr 1942 – Anglesey, Wales) Welsh-American stylist, former model, creative director for US Vogue magazine

Joni Evans (20 apr 1942 – Larchmont NY) book publisher, CEO / founding member wowOwow.com women’s website

Karyn Calabrese (20 apr 1947 – Chicago IL) author, raw foodist, restaurateur

Barbara Ann Logan Colley (20 apr 1947 – Ringgold Bienville Parish LA) romance / mystery novelist

Stephanie Seneff (20 apr 1948 – Columbia MO) author, senior research scientist, focus in Spoken Language Systems group

Clara Gutsche (20 apr 1949 – US) art critic, educator, photographer, American-born Canadian, professor of photography, founding member of artist-run Powerhouse Gallery in Montreal [now La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse]

April Gornik (20 apr 1953 – Cleveland OH) artist, realist landscape painter

Carrie Mae Weems (20 apr 1953 – Portland OR) African-American artist, photographer, mixed media artist working with text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video

Pamela Gemin (20 apr 1954 – US) poet, editor, author, associate professor of English

Dody Jane Dorn (20 apr 1955 – US) film / sound editor

Rita Schiano (20 apr 1955 – US) novelist, keynote speaker, short story writer

Colleen Williams (20 apr 1955 – Winston-Salem NC) former teacher, tv news anchor, broadcast journalist

Aviva Chomsky (20 apr 1957 – US) author, activist, historian, professor of history, former worker for United Farm Workers Union, Latin American solidarity / immigrants’ rights issues activist

Margaret Priscilla Moss (20 apr 1957 – Fargo ND) nurse, editor, author, professor,  first and only American Indian to hold both nursing and juris doctorates, member of Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations [Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota]

04.19 | Women.Born.Before

19 apr 1666 Sarah Kemble Knight
Sarah Kemble Knight (19 apr 1666 – 25 sep 1727 | Boston MA – New London CT) diarist, teacher, innkeeper, shopkeeper, traveled Boston-New York alone on horseback | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
19 apr 1806 Sarah George Bagley Duro
Sarah George Bagley Duro (19 apr 1806 – 23 jun 1883 | Candia NH – Brooklyn NY) labor leader / organizer, newspaper editor / publisher, women’s rights activist / advocate, co-founded Lowell Female Labor Reform Association (LFLRA) | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
19 apr 1807 Calista H. Vinton
Calista H. Vinton (19 apr 1807 – 18 dec 1864 | Willington CT – Rangoon, Burma [now Myanmar]) Baptist missionary, teacher, preacher, mission school administrator | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
19 apr 1831 Mary Louise Booth
Mary Louise Booth (19 apr 1831 – 05 mar 1889 | Yaphank NY – New York NY) writer, author, historian, magazine editor, French / English translator | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Adeline [Addie] Lucia Hart Ballou (19 apr 1837 – 10 aug 1916 | Chagrin Falls OH – San Francisco CA) poet, artist, author, lecturer, suffragist

Ella Broadus Robertson (19 apr 1872 – 05 dec 1945 | Greenville SC – Louisville KY) nonfiction author

Julia Schoenfeld (19 apr 1878 — unknown | Bellaire OH – unknown) author, speaker, social worker, social researcher

Edith May Kennedy (19 apr 1880 – unknown | Auburn NY – unknown) pioneering female screenwriter

Emma Lucy Braun (19 apr 1889 – 05 mar 1971 | Cincinnati OH – Cincinnati OH) author, ecologist, botanist, illustrator

Jean Lee Latham (19 apr 1902 – 13 jun 1995 | Buckhannon WV – US) children’s / young-adult biographical author

Cora Mae Brown (19 apr 1914 – 17 dec 1972 | Bessemer AL – Detroit MI) civic / civil rights activist, first female African-American elected [not appointed] to US State Senate

Marie Anderson (19 apr 1916 – 02 jul 1966 | Pensacola FL – Altamonte Springs FL) journalist, newspaper editor, transformed Miami Herald Women’s Page into one of the first nationally-recognized progressive women’s newspaper sections

Mary Alice Kemery (19 apr 1925 – 21 oct 1995 | Morgantown WV – Colorado Springs CO) poet, author, palmist, astrologer, numerologist, aka Linda Goodman

Margaret DePriest (19 apr 1931 – US) actress, daytime serial writer / head writer

Ellen Weinstein Weston (19 apr 1939 – New York NY) writer, actress, producer

Charlotte Gilmore Durante (19 apr 1944 – Forkland AL) nutritionist, civil rights activist, politician, aka Mama Charlotte, racial integration activist, founding editor of The Village Beat, founded first black real estate agency in Delray, co-founded first racially integrated day care in Florida, first female African-American City Commissioner in Delray Beach FL,

Jirina Marton (19 apr 1946 – Liberec, Czechoslovakia) Czech-born Canadian artist, children’s book illustrator

Betty Olson (19 apr 1946 – US) EMT, rancher, substitute teacher, SD State politician

Mary Jo Slater (19 apr 1946 – Trenton NJ) tv / film / theatre producing and casting director

Jane Rachel Wattenberg (19 apr 1949 – Norwalk CT) artist, author, photographer, aka Mrs. Mustard, children’s book illustrator

Lani Guinier (19 apr 1950 – New York NY) author, attorney, scholar, civil rights theorist

Mary Doretta Heebner (19 apr 1951 – Los Angeles CA) painter, photographer, papermaker, book artist

JoAnn Watson (19 apr 1951 – Detroit MI) pastor, author, professor, tv / radio media personality

Carole Montgomery (19 apr 1958 – Brooklyn NY) writer, actress, director, standup comedian, US Armed Forces entertainer, former co-producer of NY Underground Comedy Festival, aka US troops’ National Mom

04.18 | Women.Born.Before

18 apr 1829 Mary [Katherine] Baptist Russell
Mary [Katherine] Baptist Russell (18 apr 1829 – 06 aug 1898 | Bewry, Ireland – San Francsico CA) educator, Sister of Mercy, religious activist, founded home for infirm | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
18 apr 1851 Marion Foster Welch
Marion Foster Welch (18 apr 1851 – 09 jul 1935 | Pittsburgh PA – Pittsburgh PA) pianist, composer, lecturer, piano teacher, curator of Stephen Foster Memorial | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
18 apr 1883 Clara Elsene Peck Williams
Clara Elsene Peck Williams (18 apr 1883 – 24 feb 1968 | Allegan MI – Gettysburg PA) painter, etcher, illustrator, comics artist, watercolorist | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
18 apr 1887 Edna Hall Scott Kump
Edna Hall Scott Kump (18 apr 1887 – 19 jan 1957 | Elkins WV – Elkins WV) gardener, First Lady of West Virginia | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Lucile McVey Drew (18 apr 1890 – 03 nov 1925 | Sedalia MO – Los Angeles CA) actress, knitter, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, aka Jane Morrow, Mrs. Sidney Drew

Ruth Leah Bernheim Bunzel (18 apr 1898 – 14 jan 1990 | New York NY – New York NY) author, feminist, Zuni expert, anthropologist

Anita [Angna] Enters (18 apr 1907 – 25 feb 1989 | New York NY – Tenafly NJ) mime,  dancer, author, painter, sculptor, novelist, playwright

Helen Joy Davidman (18 apr 1915 – 13 jul 1960 | New York NY – Oxford UK) poet, prose writer

Mamie Phipps Clark (18 apr 1917 – 11 aug 1983 | Hot Springs AR – Hastings-on-Hudson NY) author, psychologist, civil rights advocate, child / race identity development researcher

Mary Ann Crenshaw (18 apr 1929 – Montgomery AL) author, Vogue staff writer, NY Times fashion / beauty reporter

Alice Stone Ilchman (18 apr 1935 – 11 aug 2006 | Cincinnati OH – Bronxville NY) author, social activist, college president

Karen Lea Wynn Fonstad (18 apr 1945 – 11 mar 2005 | Oklahoma City OK – Oshkosh WI) author, academic, cartographer

Bernadette Renaud (18 apr 1945 – Ascot Corner, Quebec) tv / film screenwriter, children’s / young adult author, former teacher and librarian

Karen Lehman [Kathy] Acker (18 apr 1947 – 30 nov 1997 | New York NY – Tijuana, Mexico) writer, essayist, punk poet, playwright, sex-positive feminist, performance artist, experimental novelist

Dorothy Lyman (18 apr 1947 – Minneapolis MN) tv actress, director, producer

Lois Greenfield (18 apr 1949 – New York NY) photographer, photojournalist

Jane Dorothy Hartley (18 apr 1950 – US) political activist, businesswoman, former US Ambassador, member of Council on Foreign Relations

Hinda Miller (18 apr 1950 – Montreal, Quebec) Canadian-American, former member Vermont State Senate, co-founder of Jogbra women’s sports apparel company, owner / president DeForest Concepts business consulting firm

Rona Pondick (18 apr 1952 – Brooklyn NY) sculptor, focus on language of the body

María Elena Avila (18 apr 1953 – Guanajuato, Mexico) Mexican-American, caterer, restaurateur, civic leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist

Susan Charlotte Faludi (18 apr 1959 – Queens NY) author, feminist, journalist, Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism

04.17 | Women.Born.Before

17 apr 1813 Susan Augusta Fenimore Cooper.jpg
Susan Augusta Fenimore Cooper (17 apr 1813 – 31 dec 1894 | Scarsdale NY – Cooperstown NY) novelist, naturalist, orphanage founder / facilitator | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
17 apr 1837 Elizabeth Whitfield Croom Bellamy
Elizabeth Whitfield Croom Bellamy (17 apr 1837 – 13 apr 1900 | Quincy FL – Mobile AL) poet | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
17 apr 1845 Isabel Chapin Barrows
Isabel Chapin Barrows (17 apr 1845 – 25 oct 1913 | Irasburg VT – Croton-on-Hudson NY) editor, activist, novelist, essayist, lecturer, missionary, political activist, hydrotherapist | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
17 apr 1851 Anna Garlin Spencer
Anna Garlin Spencer (17 apr 1851 – 12 feb 1931 | Attleboro MA – New York NY) author, educator, feminist, Unitarian minister, peace activist / leader | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Helen Everett Peabody Grant (17 apr 1861 – 06 may 1910 | Keytesville Landing MO – Beausoleil, France) artist, painter

Lunette [Louise] Lamprey (17 apr 1869 – 13 jan 1951 | Alexandria NH – Limerick ME) children’s author, nonfiction writer

Dorothy Fosdick (17 apr 1913 – 05 feb 1997 | Montclair NJ – Washington DC) author, foreign affairs expert

Dovey Mae Johnson Roundtree (17 apr 1914 – 21 may 2018 | Charlotte NC – Charlotte NC) attorney, civil rights activist, ordained minister, US Army veteran, African-American leader

Rebekah [Betty] West Harkness (17 apr 1915 – 17 jun 1982 | St Louis MO – Manhattan NY) sculptor, composer, dance patron, philanthropist

Marietta Peabody Tree (17 apr 1917 – 15 aug 1991 | Lawrence MA – New York NY) socialite, political supporter, US rep to UN Commission on Human Rights

Cynthia Ozick (17 apr 1928 – New York NY) novelist, essayist, short story writer

Thelma Jean Grossholtz (17 apr 1929 – US (?)) author, political / social justice activist, Professor Emeritus of Politics and Women’s Studies at Mount Holyoke

Ruth Hammack Alexander (17 apr 1938 – Madison County KY) established Lady Gator Athletic program at University of Florida, distinguished professor of physical education, founding member of Florida Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport

Lynda Lee Mead Shea (17 apr 1939 – Natchez MS) businesswoman, former beauty pageant holder, owner / president of Shea-Moore [Interior] Design, president of Shea Design & French Country Imports

Irena Klepfisz (17 apr 1941 – Warsaw Ghetto) author, activist, academic, Jewish, lesbian

Judith Rascoe (17 apr 1941 – San Francisco CA) screenwriter, short fiction author, former journalist, former Yale professor of fiction

Anna-Marie Ellerbeck Holmes (17 apr 1942 – Mission City, British Columbia) ballet dancer, educator, choreographer

Nadia McCaffrey (17 apr 1945 – Paris, France) anti-war activist, founded Angel Staff volunteer care group for terminally ill

Sherrie Levine (17 apr 1947 – Hazleton PA) photographer, conceptual / appropriation artist

Rose Rosenblatt (17 apr 1947 – Austria) film editor, director, film production company founder

Deborah Rubin (17 apr 1948 – Chicago IL) hyper-realistic watercolor painter

Sands Hall (17 apr 1952 – La Jolla CA) actor, author, musician, playwright, theatre director, short fiction writer

Jane Kurtz (17 apr 1952 – Portland OR) picture book author, middle-grade novelist, nonfiction author, MFA professor, literacy / reading advocate

Lana F. Rakow (17 apr 1952 – North Dakota US) author, professor emerita, scholar in journalism and mass communication, focus on communication and feminist theory

Teresa Katz [T.K.] Thorne (17 apr 1954 – Montgomery AL) poet, screenwriter, short fiction author, community activist, first Jewish female officer Birmingham (AL) Police

Erin Moure (17 apr 1955 – Calgary, Alberta) poet, poetry translator

Barbara Ernst Prey (17 apr 1957 – New York NY) watercolor landscape artist

Elizabeth H. Roberts (17 apr 1957 – Washington DC) politician, policy analyst, health care manager, business strategy consultant, first female Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island